Get Help for Problem Gambling

While gambling may be a form of entertainment for most people, it is a harmful addiction for others. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection offers a self-exclusion program to help individuals affected by problem gambling distance themselves from gambling. Self-exclusion allows people to voluntarily ban themselves from all forms of gambling in the state.

Learn more about Self-Exclusion

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If you think you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, you may take advantage of these problem gambling resources, which are available in Connecticut:

  • Responsible Play CT is a new resource developed in partnership with the Connecticut Council on Problem Gaming, the gambling industry, the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the CT Lottery.
  • The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling offers trained Helpline Specialists who connect callers to free, immediate support & treatment options in Connecticut.
  • The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)


Additional Resources:

  • The National Problem Gambling Helpline is available at 800.522.4700.
  • Gamblers Anonymous ( is fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
  • Gam-Anon ( is a self-help organization for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers.